First Swing Learn to Golf Clinic Offers Amputees, Others Opportunity to Participate in Sports

Noah, Dan and Dean

Noah, Dan and Dean - Photo courtesy of OPAF & The First Clinics

Clark & Associates Prosthetics and Orthotics hosted a successful First Swing Learn to Golf Clinic at the All Golf Shop in Waterloo, Iowa. The clinic was led by Dan Cox, First Swing instructor, and assisted by Iowa Amputee Golf Association past president Chuck Kruse. Over 25 attendees were part of a three-hour clinic that included one-on-one instruction on the driving range and the putting green. Several participants took advantage of the executive course at All Golf Shop and put into practice what they had worked on during the clinic.

First Swing “gave Noah exposure to a sport that he wouldn’t normally do,” said Les Beisner, father of Noah, a participant with cerebral palsy.

“The First Swing Clinic was a great success allowing several individuals to learn to golf or reconnect with the game,” said Clark & Associates managing partner Andy Steele, CPO.

First Swing is a program of the National Amputee Golf Association (NAGA) and offers the chance for anyone with a physical challenge to try the game of golf and understand both the activity and the social opportunities that it affords. First Swing, along with all of the other First Clinics hosted by OPAF, provides an introduction to a sport or activity and the social interaction that sports offers to those facing a challenge.

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